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we are recommending 3000 hours for budget, mostly made in japan. -- mostly in may and june. the same provision that we would do limited number of hours for a special request of supervisors that did not require a motion from the board. >> ok, any questions, colleagues? i would like to open it up to members of the public. >> supervisors, if you look at your packet. the second to last page, that is where this policy analysis comes again. these projects will require 150 staff hours or less and be read the reports may be confidential documents. this sounds like something that
is secret that is not approved by the board, that is not discussed, that is not open to public comment. a work plan that includes confidential reports paid by taxpayers should be reconsidered. thank you. >> thank you. are there any other members of the public who wish to speak? >> good afternoon. in addition to my previous comments on the audit plan, since we are dealing with a work plan, i would like to make three recommendations. first one is the obvious. the first ever full audit of the department of public health, which is the biggest user of general fund money. do not ask me why it has not been done. secondly, i would like a work plan involving the ethics commission. all you have to do is mention --
that is sufficient to explain why the ethics commission needs to be checked out. thirdly, it is the whistleblower program. there is no need to explain that. if the whistleblower program was clean, it would not have needed civil grand jury. i, myself, would like to challenge the mayor to have a face-to-face discussion of the whistleblower program because i have been told he was one of the formal letters of that program and he ought to be able to defend it face to face. >> thank you. i will pass on your challenge request to the mayor. any other members of the public who wish to speak? public comment is closed. colleagues? we have a motion to move to item 4. so moved.
>> the public wants to access particular information about your house or neighborhood we point them to gis. gis is a combination of maps and data. not a graphic you see on a screen. you get the traffic for the streets the number of crimes for a police district in a period of time. if the idea of combining the
different layerce of information and stacking them on top of each other to present to the public. >> other types of gis are web based mapping systems. like google earth, yahoo maps. microsoft. those are examples of on line mapping systems that can be used to find businesses or get driving directions or check on traffic conditions. all digital maps. >> gis is used in the city of san francisco to better support what departments do. >> you imagine all the various elements of a city including parcels and the critical infrastructure where the storm drains are. the city access like the traffic lights and fire hydrants. anything you is represent in a
geo graphic space with be stored for retrieval and analysis. >> the department of public works they maintain what goes on in the right-of-way, looking to dig up the streets to put in a pipe. with the permit. with mapping you click on the map, click on the street and up will come up the nchgz that will help them make a decision. currently available is sf parcel the assessor's application. you can go to the assessor's website and bring up a map of san francisco you can search by address and get information about any place in san francisco. you can search by address and find incidents of crime in san
francisco in the last 90 days. we have [inaudible] which allows you to click on a map and get nchldz like your supervisor or who your supervisor is. the nearest public facility. and through the sf applications we support from the mayor's office of neighborhood services. you can drill down in the neighborhood and get where the newest hospital or police or fire station. >> we are positive about gis not only people access it in the office but from home because we use the internet. what we used to do was carry the large maps and it took a long time to find the information. >> it saves the city time and money. you are not taking up the time of a particular employee at the